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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC SF KOMC
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-050018734

REF: 2006 BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2-4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a post-shipment end-use check on license number 05-050018734
for the export of defense articles to Kenya. Post is
requested to complete this Blue Lantern within 45 days. Lack
of response to a Blue Lantern inquiry will affect pending and
future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: To verify the bona fides of this
transaction with the end-user.

4. Action Request: Department requests that Post make
inquiries to confirm that the Kenya Ministry of State for
Defence received the listed United States Munitions List
(USML) articles, and that they are being used for the purpose
stated on the license.


5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050018734

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

741 Various Combat Net Radios, Combat Net Radio Interface
Units, Rechargable Batteries and Associated Accessories


License Value: USD $15,837,703.


SELLER:

Harris Corporation
RF Communications Division
1680 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14610
Tel: (585)244-5830

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

Baltrans Logistics (Netherlands) BV
Leisteen 1
213ME Hoofddorp
NL


FOREIGN END-USER:
J. Otieno
Brigadier for Permanent Secretary
Kenya Ministry of State for Defence
Ulinzi House Lenana Road
P.O.Box 40668
Nairobi
Kenya
Tel: 254-2-721100
Fax: 010-254-725854
Email: dod@arcc.0r.ke
Contract No. DOD/SYS/CNRS/001/2005/2006 - DOD CNR Program

PURPOSE:

This equipment will be used solely by the Kenya Defence for
their own military communications requirements.


6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation,
including the license which provides the list of approved
line items, to Post upon request):

- Nontransfer and Use Certificate dated October 2006

- Contract Agreement between The Government of the Republic
of Kenya and M/S Harris Corporation, RF Communications
Division


7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. POC is Rachael-Therese Joubert-Lin, Phone:
202-663-2950; Email: JoubertLinRS@state.gov; SIPRNET:
JoubertLinRS@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook
(ref) is available as a PDF file in the Bunche Library's
E-Book Collection on the DOS Intranet:
http://buncheelectroniclibrary.state.gov/eboo ks/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%20 final .pdf

8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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